You never know when a good Samaritan will show up in your greatest hour of need.
Students across the state have submitted films to the BDN’s MaineFocus Film Festival about how substance abuse has affected their lives. Now they need you to check them out and cast your votes for People’s Choice Award at http://on.fb.me/1eVBXbj.
A Presque Isle man now has health insurance — but not after months of questions, revisions and a mysteriously missing subsidy.
It seems ice and holidays get people thinking in verse. Over the last couple weeks, several people have sent in poems they wished to share. Two are included here.
A statewide program run by the Maine Development Foundation connects school administrators with business owners to complete projects that address some of Maine’s long-standing problems, such as post-secondary degree completion. In Machias, it’s meant a business is helping to teach students some important computer skills.
One Maine woman has a winning idea: An app for the socially conscious shopper. How she’s getting started with a little help from the Big Gig and Big Wigs — and how others can follow suit.
In many cases, Maine’s young people are leading businesses, developing new technology and helping pave the way for industries that don’t even fully exist yet. In Rachael Joyce’s case, she’s doing all three.
Maine is really good at talking about what’s wrong with it. It goes something like this: Maine has an aging population and workforce. In order to reverse the “silver tsunami” it must find a way to not only retain but draw young people from away. At the same time that Maine needs more younger workers, […]
Nono Mukwayanzo knew it was dangerous but continued protesting human rights violations in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He eventually fled to Maine to save his life. “People are dying. People are afraid to talk,” he said. Now, he is taking part in leadership training in Maine to continue his fight for peace.
It is possible to reduce the number of people living in poverty. One expert explains how.